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Tenzin Choegyal

Created by on 23 Nov 2008 | Tagged as: Artists

Tenzin Choegyal draws on his traditional Tibetan roots to create music which expresses his thoroughly modern life. Since his world music debut ten years ago, Tenzin’s cantering rhythms, soaring vocals, flute and poignant stories have enchanted audiences around the globe.

Recent collaborations such as Tibet2Timbuk2 allow Tenzin room to experiment with rhythm and structure, to challenge deeply entrenched Tibetan musical norms and find a place in the complex tapestry of global sounds.

Tenzin plays the dranyen (long necked lute), lingbu (transverse flutes) various ritual objects and is well-known for his extraordinary vocal ability.

Marcello Milani

Created by on 24 Nov 2008 | Tagged as: Artists

Marcello Milani is a singer, songwriter & guitarist.

Ask anyone who has seen Marcello live, and they’ll tell you that here is an artist whose songs and voice are filled with those rare attributes, honesty and integrity.

Marcello has performed at many festivals including Woodford Folk Festival, Livid Festival, Big Day Out & the National Folk Festival to name just a few. He is best known to many as the voice of Brisbane icons, The Toothfaeries. Arguably one of the most acclaimed and popular bands in the city’s recent history, The Toothfaeries, with Marcello out front, not only helped inspire the growth of Brisbane’s booming music scene, they influenced a small army of artists who have emerged in their wake.

Marcello also performed and recorded with amazing Afro/Roots groups Zimbira & Masala Music and is now thoroughly enjoying Tibet2Timbuk2, his collaboration with Tenzin Choegyal, Shen Flindell and friends.

Shen Flindell

Created by on 25 Nov 2008 | Tagged as: Artists

Shen Flindell started learning tabla in Melbourne from Sri Debapriya Bhattacharya in 1994 and soon went to the holy city of Varanasi in India to study under Pt. Kaviraj Ashutosh (“Ashu Babu”) Bhattacharya, a great tabla master of the Benares Gharana and senior disciple of the legendary Pt. Kanthe Maharaj. Since then he has become a well-known figure in Indian classical and world music circles, not just in Australia but also in Japan and of course Varanasi, India.

Since the first EthnoSuperLounge concert in 1998 (also featuring Tibet2Timbuk2 cohort Tenzin Choegyal), Shen has facilitated many successful cross-cultural collaborations, of which the latest is Tibet2Timbuk2. EthnoSuperLounge is all about union and transcendence through music and with Shen’s clear, beautiful tabla sound, his easy grooves and intuitive accompaniment there is always a free-spirited and open communication between all concerned.

Taro Terahara

Created by on 28 Nov 2008 | Tagged as: Guest Artists

Taro Terahara - bansuri Taro Terahara is one of the leading musicians in the thriving and highly competitive Indian classical music scene in Japan. His beautiful bansuri (Indian bamboo flute) soars, swoops and transports listeners to realms of pure sound, both engaging the mind and touching the heart. He first appeared in Tibet2Timbuk2 as a guest artist on his first ever Australian tour in 2006, where he was also one of the hits of the Woodford Folk Festival with his wonderful Indian classical bansuri, including the New Year’s Dawn Hilltop Concert.

Full-length streaming tracks

Created by on 29 Nov 2008 | Tagged as: Music is Life CD

Download tracks or order the CD at our online store.

Proceeds from sales go to support the Tibetan Children’s Village in Dharamsala, India.

“Music is Life” track listing

Created by on 29 Nov 2008 | Tagged as: Music is Life CD

Listen to a sample playlist of “Music is Life”

1 Beautiful Girl / Bhumo Zhema Any face is beautiful when it carries a smile. 4:21
2 Ama Whimsically beseeching a bird to carry a message of hope to Tibet . 4:58
3 Crane Song (Ngagpey Sungkey) Despite deep attachment, a crane cannot survive on a frozen lake. 7:35
4 Tso Marpo Blue, red, yellow and white are the colours attributed to the body, speech, heart and consciousness. 6:57
5 Lotus Born Musical homage to the great compassionate mantra “Om Ma Ni Phad May Hum” (Jewel in the Lotus). 10:21
6 Little Things The best things in life are the little things. For Isabella. 5:58
7 Dawey Wola Under the moon, sharing our thoughts and dreams. 6:30
8 Jhi Chung The bird in the Willow has the sweetest song. 4:33
9 Music Is Life / Menfanh A song about Lansana’s beautiful village in Guinea where he used to play music by the river in the evening. 7:20

Download tracks or order the CD at our online store.

“Crane Song” on latest C-Realm episode

Created by on 05 Dec 2008 | Tagged as: Blog

The latest C-Realm episode, 131: Rocky Top (show notes here), features Tibet2Timbuk2‘s award-winning Crane Song for the musical interlude. The main show features guest Albert K. Bates discussing possibilities of societal transformation and collapse, especially with regard to resource depletion and a return to local organic food production.

Tibet2Timbuk2 on Weekend Planet (ABC Radio National) this Saturday

Created by on 09 Dec 2008 | Tagged as: Blog

Doug Spencer of ABC Radio National‘s Weekend Planet will be playing a track from Tibet2Timbuk2‘s debut CD “Music is Life” this Saturday Dec 13, between 10pm-12pm.

PS You can listen to the program via this link. Apparently the song was played at 1138pm, so you should be able to hear it in the second hour of the program.